May 24, 2016
Clay Thompson has a creative writing degree from UCLA, where he was the #1 singles player in the country his senior year and an ITA All-American. Since graduation, he's climbed up the ATP rankings, reaching a career high #408 in Singles and winning one Futures Singles title in Mexico. Clay and I talk about the biggest regret of his career so far, how he feels about being known for his on-court antics, and his goals and reasons for playing professional tennis. Clay is an intense, earnest guy and it was a blast getting to talk while we were in Egypt. Click here and here to see why people love watching him play!
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19:00- The turning point in his career
24:00- How Clay is " open and honest" on court
49:00- Clay's mindset as a professional
55:00- What Does Clay Get?
April 5, 2016
At just 22 years old, and one year after graduating from East Carolina University, Joran has climbed to #529 in the ATP Singles rankings and #286 in the ATP Doubles rankings. Originally from Maaseik, Belgium, Joran has already captured one Singles Title and 13 Doubles Titles in his career. He went to ECU as a player who was not highly recruited and by the end of his career he reached #28 in the ITA Singles Rankings and was voted Conference USA Player of the Year, needless to say he's the best player to ever come out of ECU! Joran is a perfect example of how college tennis can be a good way for players to develop physically and mentally before trying a professional career; he credits much of his success on the Futures Tour to his four years spent at ECU.
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6:00- How he improved so much while at ECU
29:00- Serving to win his first Futures Title
37:00- Disillusionment after winning a Title
56:00- What Do You Get?
March 23, 2016
Matteo is 28 years old, from Ceprano, Italy, and has been ranked as high as #667 ATP in Singles, and #423 ATP in Doubles. He played four years of college tennis at the University of Tennessee, where he was on one of the best teams in the country; they lost in the finals of NCAA's to USC. Talking to Matteo was cool for me because he's 28 and still out here playing Futures full time, playing league matches and coaching to help cover his costs; he has no intentions of stopping to get a "real job". He loves the life he's built for himself through tennis, and knows that something good will come from all the connections he has made while traveling once his playing career is over.
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12:00- How he decided to become a Vol
22:00- How do you make the lineup of such a good team?
29:00- Dealing with frustrating college coaches
47:00- Why Matteo continues to play tennis
March 6, 2016
Evan Hoyt is a 21 year old professional tennis player from Wales, Great Britain. Right now he's ranked #577 in Singles, and #475 in Doubles. He has two career Singles Futures Titles and five Doubles Futures Titles to his name so far, with more to come! He was the #52 Junior in the world and has had a quick but challenging transition to the professional tour; he has already seriously questioned whether or not he has what it takes to "make it" out here.
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11:00- What are the Junior Grand Slams like?
18:00- His expectations for turning pro
30:00- The lowest point of his career to date (check this out!)
37:00- What Do You Get?
January 4, 2016
Vasko Mladenov is a professional tennis player from Sofia, Bulgaria. At 26 years old he has already graduated from St. John's University in Queens, NY, won 10 ATP Futures Doubles Titles and been ranked as high as 689 ATP Singles and 420 ATP Doubles. He began his college career at the University of Texas, but transferred after some disagreements with the coach, then had an outstanding two years at St. John's, where he was ranked #29 in the NCAA Singles rankings. Vasko and I talk about how he funds his career, how he learned to believe in his own playing style, and why tennis is his drug of choice!
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Looking forward to hearing from you!
11:00 - His college tennis experience
13:00 - Tennis, his drug of choice!
33:00 - How he funds his career
53:00 - What does he get from tennis?
November 6, 2015
Dekel Bar is a professional tennis player from Haifa, Israel. Currently he's ranked #817 in the world in Singles, and #851 in Doubles. Right now we are both in Stellenbosch, South Africa playing three Futures tournaments, most likely heading to Tel Aviv, Israel next. Dekel and I talk about his experience with the Israeli Army, the pressure of getting his first ATP point, and how far he believes he can go as a professional tennis player.
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10:00 - Getting a point to save his career
19:00 - How serving in the Israeli Army can effect people
30:00 - Who's really making money on the ATP World Tour
33:00 - His goals for tennis and his career
40:00 - How he learned to deal with losses
October 4, 2015
Rajeev Ram is a professional tennis player ranked #88 in
Singles and #44 in Doubles on the ATP World Tour. He joined me this week to
talk about his college career, how winning tournaments at 31 years old is
different than winning at 23, and what it’s like to play Rafael Nadal. Rajeev
has had an excellent 11-year career so far and is playing some of the best
tennis of his life right now at 31 years old! To see Rajeev’s full bio, click here. There are many thoughtful moments in our conversation, listed below are
just a few highlights, hope you enjoy!
he should have stayed at Illinois longer
18:30- Does more prize money make
21- When he felt he belonged on the ATP Tour
it’s like to play Nadal
he plays the “big” points well
46- What he
gets from tennis
August 24, 2015
Bradley Klahn is a professional tennis player and graduate of Stanford University. Bradley was the 2010 NCAA Singles Champion, and has 1 Futures title to go along with 5 Challenger Tour titles; he has also played in all 4 Grand Slams and gotten as high as #63 in the ATP Singles World Rankings. Bradley and I talk about winning NCAA's as a Sophomore, having to watch the tour go on without him as he recovers from back surgery, how writing has become a powerful tool for personal growth, and how even after all his success he still doubts himself and has to work through rough patches mentally and physically. Bradley is currently recovering from back surgery, so he won't be playing in this year's US Open, but he plans to keep climbing the rankings as he gets healthy and make the most of his career.
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9:50- How winning NCAA's helped his confidence on and off court
16:30- Getting his first ATP point
21:00- How 2013-2014 changed his career
32:00- Losing to Dimitrov only made him better
51:00 - The lowest point in Bradley's career to date
56:00- How writing helps him balance his life
August 16, 2015
Desmond Cooper is trying to make the Jacksonville Jaguars final roster. He went undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft, but was signed after impressing the coaches at rookie camp. From The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida, Des went to Wake Forest and spent three years there; one year as a redshirt and two as a starter. After three years Des found himself unhappy and without love for the game, so he decided to transfer to UNC Charlotte for their football team's inaugural season. Des is now the first ever player to sign an NFL contract from UNCC. Des and I talk about his road to the NFL, how he finds fulfillment in playing and competing, and how he deals with self-doubt. To read more about Des, click here and to hear more of the music from Greenhouse Lounge click here.
10:00- What it's like to lose the love for the game
26:00- What happens when you have a Draft Party but don't get drafted?
38:00- Vibe of the Jaguars Pre-Season Locker Room
42:40- What does Des get from football?
46:00- Does Des still question himself and where does fulfillment come from?
July 11, 2015
Andrew White III is a Guard on the Nebraska Cornhuskers Men's Basketball Team. A native of Richmond, Virginia, Andrew played two years for the Kansas Jayhawks and won two Big-12 Conference Championships there under Bill Self. After his Sophomore season he decided he wanted more playing time and chose the Huskers in big-part due to his relationship with Assistant Coach Kenya Hunter. In our interview we talk about how his relationship with his dad and family help him on and off the court, the differences between the Kansas and Nebraska programs, as well as his plans for the NBA. There is a lot of hype around Andrew to help the Huskers back to the NCAA tournament this year, but he seems to handle it well and says he loves the expectations, that expectations are a good thing. To learn more about him, check out his full bio here.
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and to follow Andrew, click here
10:00- Deciding on Kansas
18:30- How he stayed motivated for minimal playing time
29:00- Why Nebraska?
39:00- Major differences between Kansas and Nebraska
48:00- What basketball has taught him
1:00- Shout out to Husker Nation
1:01- A proud brother